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Fabricate a quadcopter whose speed, manoeuvrability and design are second to none. These will be put to the test, along with its handling on various tracks. Showcase your talents in aero-modelling and drone racing to take home huge prizes. 

Prize Money INR 60,000

Deadline for abstract Submission(written): 7th March2020(Extended)

On-Campus Round Date: 14th March 2020

Round 1:

  • Participants have to upload an abstract of their quad design in a specified format before 7th March 2020. The format of the abstract must be downloaded from here.

  • Participants have to upload a video abstract of their quad design in a specified format before 9th March 2020(extended). Video file should be named as Teamname_collegename. E-mail your video abstract to quad@pragyan.org . The subject of your email should be Quadcombat - Video Abstract. And your email should contain your team name and names of all your team members along with contact details.

Round 2: 

  • This round will be held during Pragyan at NIT Trichy.

  • Basic manoeuvrability of the quad like the control on the quad and the lift of the quad (Includes take off, landing and taking turns etc.) will be checked.

  • This round is to ensure safe control of the quad and to prevent any mishaps in the further rounds. 

  • This is an eliminative round and those who are able to perform simple manoeuvres can move on to the next round.

Round 3:

  • In this round, the design standard of the quadcopter will be evaluated.

  • Additionally, participants have to manoeuvre the quad through the obstacles with the given standard payload (Obstacle Clearance with Payload).

  • They have to traverse the path and come back without having touched any obstacles and the time taken will be noted.

  • Each quad will be given two chances to complete the round and the best of the two will be taken into consideration.

  • A maximum of 5 members are allowed per team. 

  • Members of the team can be from different colleges.

  • Mass of quadcopter should be a maximum of 2.5 kg.

  • The minimum dimensions of the quad should be 15cm x 15cm(no minimum restriction for height) and the quad must fit into a box of dimension 50 cm x 50 cm x 30 cm.

  • Use of readily-available actuators/motors, remote control units, electronic speed controllers and propellers is allowed. 

  • Teams should bring their own remote controls, and the operating frequency should be 2.4 GHz. Radios with any other frequency are prohibited for use during the event.

  • Ready-to-use kits and ready-made building kits are strictly prohibited.

  • All the resources provided at the time of competition from the organizers should be strictly used only after the consent of the organizers.

  • Under all circumstances, judges' and event coordinators' decisions are final and binding. 

Judging Criteria:

Round 1:

  • The time taken by the participants to complete the task will be taken into account and scores will be administered accordingly.

  • Negative points shall be awarded if the quad touches the ground.

  • The drone needs to push a light sponge ball from the starting point and will be making laps till the specified time gets completed.

Round 2:

  • Points will be given on the basis of the time taken to complete the task. Lesser the time, the more points scored.

  • In case of a tie, the RC skills of the team shall be taken into account.

  • The scores from previous rounds may be considered to determine the winner in case of ties.

  • Points will be deducted if the payload is dropped at any point of time before the finish line is reached. 

  • Further negative points will be awarded if the quad touches the ground except at predetermined spots designated for that purpose. 

  • Hitting any obstacle in the track will result in a penalty.

  • Moving outside the track will result in a penalty.

To fabricate a Quadcopter that will be tested for speed, maneuverability and handling on various tracks.


1) Is it a maximum of 5 people or strictly a team of 5?
It is a maximum of 5, but no special credit will be awarded for teams with lesser participants.

2) Is readymade frame allowed?
Yes, you can use readymade frames.

3) Are UG-PG collaboration teams and cross college teams allowed?
Yes. Participants must be students enrolled in a university/college.



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